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Post #1 Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:56 am 
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The EGD is not allowed to accept games played with more than 9 handicap stones for rating purposes.
On the other hand, tournaments can run with whatever komi they like, even systems such as auction komi are valid.

Is it allowed to do something like
10 difference units = 9 handicap stones + 6 points to black
11 difference units = 9 handicap stones + 12 points to black (etc)
and then include these games for rating purposes?

I just though I would hide this information here: HA[ ] : the standard handicap reduction adopted, prefixed by "h"; so "h2" means "handicap dropped by 2 stones", "h0" means "full handicap", "h9" always means "no handicap".
The system will implicitly evaluate colors and handicap depending on the rank difference, for all the games for which neither color nor handicap have been explicitly specified.
The evaluated handicap will never exceed (9 - the specified reduction), so for instance in a "h2" tournament the implicitly calculated handicap can't exceed 7.
N.B.: when the specification of handicap is at level of game (see below), it overrides the standard specification

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Post #2 Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:12 am 
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Javaness2 wrote:
The EGD is not allowed to accept games played with more than 9 handicap stones for rating purposes.

Has there been a decision about this and by which instance? We had many years ago a tournaent by Ing rules, where the handicas were unlimited and there were some of games with 20 stones or so. Ales Cieply refused to include the tournament to ratings even there was no rule about it.

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Post #3 Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:21 am 
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Actually, I couldn't find any written decision about this point. I think it is an unwritten rule.

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Post #4 Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:37 am 
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Javaness2 wrote:
Actually, I couldn't find any written decision about this point. I think it is an unwritten rule.

I was a bit annoyed, when I find this out. I could have organised the tournament differently, if I would have anticipated it.

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